Big Shot

    (Columbia, 1940-1949)
™ and ©1947 Columbia Comic Corporation

Started in 1940, Big Shot Comics was a wide-ranging compendium of humor and adventure strips. Regular features included Ogden Whitney’s heroic Skyman, boxer Joe Palooka, Oriental detective Charlie Chan, and Irish cop Mickey Finn. A slew of lesser features filled out the pages, ranging from the humorous antics of Sparky Watts and Brass Knuckles to the drawn-out romances of Dixie Dugan. A solid middle player in the comics scene, it ran until 1949.

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#1

  5/1/1940
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 Indicia lists title as Big Shot Comics; 64 pages Fred Guardineer

#2

  6/1/1940
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 64 pagesJack AnthonyFred Guardineer, Ogden Whitney, Mart Bailey

#3

  7/1/1940
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#4

  8/1/1940
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#5

  9/1/1940
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#6

  10/1/1940
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  $275.00
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#7

  11/1/1940
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#8

  12/1/1940
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#9

  1/1/1941
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#10

  2/1/1941
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#11

  3/1/1941
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#12

  4/1/1941
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#13

  5/1/1941
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#14

  6/1/1941
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 1st Appearance of Sparky Watts; Origin of Sparky Watts  

#15

  7/1/1941
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 Origin of The Cloak  

#16

  8/1/1941
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#17

  9/1/1941
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#18

  10/1/1941
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#19

  11/1/1941
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  $370.00
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#20

  12/1/1941
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  $160.00
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#21

  1/1/1942
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#22

  2/1/1942
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#23

  4/1/1942
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#24

  6/1/1942
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#25

  7/1/1942
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#26

  8/1/1942
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#27

  9/1/1942
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#28

  10/1/1942
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#29

  11/1/1942
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  $135.00
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#30

  12/1/1942
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  $135.00
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#31

  1/1/1943
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  $520.00
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#32

  2/1/1943
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#33

  3/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#34

  4/1/1943
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  Ham Fisher, Boody Rogers, Frank Tinsley, Frank Beck, Kermit Jaediker, Charles Zerner, Paine, Joseph McEvoy, Gardner Fox, Paul DeanHam Fisher, Boody Rogers, Frank Tinsley, Frank Beck, Alfred Andriola, Mart Bailey, Art Huhta, Elmer Wexler, John Striebel

#35

  5/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#36

  6/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#37

  7/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#38

  8/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#39

  9/1/1943
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  $130.00
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#40

  10/1/1943
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  $110.00
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#41

  12/1/1943
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 Reprints from newspaper strips; Kermit Jadiker drawing as Paine; Charles Zerner drawing as Paine; Ogden Whitney drawing as Mart BaileyGardner Fox, Boody Rogers, Alfred Andriola, Ham Fisher, Frank Tinsley, Frank Beck, Elmer Wexler, J.P. McEvoyOgden Whitney, Boody Rogers, Alfred Andriola, Ham Fisher, Frank Tinsley, Frank Beck, Paine, Kermit Jadiker, Charles Zerner, John Striebel, Mart Bailey

#42

  1/1/1944
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  $95.00
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#43

  2/1/1944
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  $1,075.00
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#44

  3/1/1944
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  $118.00
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#45

  4/1/1944
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  $95.00
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#46

  6/1/1944
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  $2,050.00
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#47

  7/1/1944
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  $95.00
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#48

  8/1/1944
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  $95.00
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  Ham Fisher, Alfred Andriola, Frank Tinsley, J.P. McEvoy, Frank Beck, Tom Paine, Kermit Jaediker, Charles Zerner, Mart BaileyHam Fisher, Alfred Andriola, Frank Tinsley, John Striebel, Frank Beck, Elmer Wexler, Mart Bailey

#49

  10/1/1944
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  $170.00
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#50

  11/1/1944
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  $120.00
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#51

  12/1/1944
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  $85.00
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#52

  1/1/1945
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  $155.00
1 copy available for $19.99
    

#53

  2/1/1945
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  $85.00
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#54

  3/1/1945
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  $85.00
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#55

  4/1/1945
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  $85.00
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#56

  6/1/1945
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  $85.00
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#57

  7/1/1945
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  $725.00
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  J.P. McEvoy, Mart Bailey, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, Frank Beck, Ham Fisher, Ray KrankJohn Striebel, Mart Bailey, Frank Tinsley, Alfred Andriola, Frank Beck, Ham Fisher, Ray Krank

#58

  8/1/1945
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  $85.00
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#59

  9/1/1945
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  $135.00
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  Alfred Andriola, Frank Beck, Frank Tinsley, Mart Bailey, Marty, McVoy, StreibelAlfred Andriola, Frank Beck, Frank Tinsley, Mart Bailey, Marty, McVoy, Streibel

#60

  10/1/1945
  $0.10
  $85.00
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#61

  11/1/1945
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  $125.00
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#62

  1/1/1946
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  $65.00
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#63

  2/1/1946
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  $65.00
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#64

  3/1/1946
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  $78.00
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#65

  4/1/1946
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  $180.00
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#66

  5/1/1946
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  $65.00
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#67

  6/1/1946
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  $180.00
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#68

  8/1/1946
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  $65.00
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#69

  9/1/1946
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  $21.00
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#70

  10/1/1946
  $0.10
  $140.00
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#71

  11/1/1946
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  $18.00
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#72

  12/1/1946
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  $145.00
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#73

  1/1/1947
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  $55.00
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#74

  2/1/1947
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  $255.00
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#75

  3/1/1947
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  $55.00
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  Don Dean, Frank Beck, Jeff Machamer, Lank Leonard, Mart Bailey, Ogden WhitneyDon Dean, Frank Beck, Jeff Machamer, Lank Leonard, Mart Bailey, Ogden Whitney

#76

  4/1/1947
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  $55.00
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  Lank Leonard, J.P. McEvoy, Gardner Fox, Boody Rogers, Mart Bailey, Don Dean, Frank Beck, Vic VaccarezzaLank Leonard, John Striebel, Ogden Whitney, Boody Rogers, Mart Bailey, Don Dean, Frank Beck, Vic Vaccarezza

#77

  5/1/1947
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  $55.00
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#78

  6/1/1947
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  $125.00
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#79

  7/1/1947
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  $37.00
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#80

  8/1/1947
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  $55.00
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  Benny McEvoy, Boody Rogers, Frank Beck, Lank Leonard, Mart Bailey, Marty Marion, Ogden WhitneyBoody Rogers, Frank Beck, Jim Fabian, Mart Bailey, Marty Marion, Ogden Whitney, Striebel

#81

  9/1/1947
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  $108.00
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#82

  10/1/1947
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  $48.00
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#83

  11/1/1947
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  $98.00
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#84

  12/1/1947
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  $48.00
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#85

  1/1/1948
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  $48.00
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#86

  2/1/1948
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  $48.00
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  Mart BaileyFrank Beck, Boody Rogers, Marty Marion, Ogden Whitney

#87

  3/1/1948
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  $48.00
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  Mart BaileyBoody Rogers, Don Dean, Jim Pabian, Marty Marion, Ogden Whitney, Frank Beck

#88

  4/1/1948
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  $48.00
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  Mart BaileyBoody Rogers, Marty Marion, Ogden Whitney, Frank Beck

#89

  5/1/1948
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  $59.00
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#90

  6/1/1948
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  $48.00
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#91

  7/1/1948
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  $48.00
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#92

  8/1/1948
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  $48.00
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#93

  9/1/1948
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  $48.00
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#94

  10/1/1948
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  $250.00
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#95

  11/1/1948
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  $450.00
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#96

  12/1/1948
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  $48.00
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#97

  1/1/1949
  $0.10
  $325.00
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#98

  2/1/1949
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  $48.00
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  Mart Bailey, Boody Rogers, Lank Leonard, Marty MarionOdgen Whitney, Mart Bailey

#99

  3/1/1949
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  $48.00
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  Mart BaileyMart Bailey, Odgen Whitney

#100

  4/1/1949
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  $48.00
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  Mart Bailey, Boody Rogers, Lank Leonard, Marty MarionOdgen Whitney, Mart Bailey, Lank Leonard, Marty Marion, Ogden Whitney
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